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SAFETY AND SECURITY AUDIT

  1. TSBVI shall adopt and implement a multihazard emergency operations plan for use in the School’s facilities. The plan must address mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery as defined by the commissioner of education in conjunction with the governor’s office of homeland security
    The plan must provide for:
    1. employees training in responding to an emergency;
    2. mandatory school drills and exercises to prepare students and employees for responding to an emergency;
    3. measures to ensure coordination with the Department of State Health Services and local emergency management agencies, law enforcement, health departments, and fire departments in the event of an emergency; and
    4. the implementation of a safety and security audit as required by Subsection (2).
  2. At least once every three years, TSBVI shall conduct a safety and security audit of the School’s facilities. To the extent possible, TSBVI shall follow safety and security audit procedures developed the Texas School Safety Center or a comparable public or private entity.
  3. TSBVI shall report the results of the safety and security audit conducted under Subsection (2) to the School’s Board and, in the manner required by the Texas School Safety Center, to the Texas School Safety Center.
    • 3.1 Except as provided by Subsection (3.2), any document or information collected, developed, or produced during a safety and security audit conducted under Subsection (2) is not subject to disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code.
    • 3.2 A document relating to the School’s multihazard emergency operations plan is subject to disclosure if the document enables a person to:
      1. verify that the School has established a plan and determine the agencies involved in the development of the plan and the agencies coordinating with TSBVI to respond to an emergency, including the Department of State Health Services, local emergency services agencies, law enforcement agencies, health departments, and fire departments;
      2. verify that the School’s plan was reviewed within the last 12 months and determine the specific review dates;
      3. verify that the plan addresses the four phases of emergency management under Subsection (1);
      4. verify that employees have been trained to respond to an emergency and determine the types of training, the number of employees trained, and the person conducting the training.
      5. verify that the campus has conducted mandatory emergency drills and exercises in accordance with the plan and determine the frequency of the drills;
      6. verify that the School has completed a safety and security audit under Subsection (2) and determine the date the audit was conducted, the person conducting the audit, and the date the district presented the results of the audit to the TSBVI Board of Trustees;
      7. verify that the School has addressed any recommendations by the Board for improvement of the plan and determine the School’s progress within the last 12 months; and
      8. verify that TSBVI has established a visitor policy and identify the provisions governing access to a School building or other district property.

Education Code 37.108

Adopted: 5/31/19

Amended:

Reviewed:

COPYRIGHT

Fair Use of Copyrighted Information

The Fair Use Test should be used to determine if copyrighted material can be used, in accordance with Policy CY, without express permission from the author of the material.  The following fair use test was created by Georgia K. Harper as part of the Copyright Crash Course.

FAIR USE TEST

Using the Four Factor Fair Use Test

This test does not describe the outer limits of fair use; it describes a “safe harbor” within the bounds of fair use. So, a use that exceeds these suggestions may still be fair but the employee should be aware he or she risks liability by using copyrighted material outside the bounds of this “safe harbor.”

With a particular use in mind:

  • Read each question and the comments about it.
  • Answer each question about your use.
  • See how the balance tips with each answer.
  • Make a judgment about the final balance: overall does the balance tip in favor of fair use or in favor of getting permission? [When in doubt, contact your school attorney.]

The four fair use factors:

  • What is the character of the use?
  • What is the nature of the work to be used?
  • How much of the work will you use?
  • What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread?

FACTOR 1:  What is the character of the use?

  • Nonprofit
  • Criticism
  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Commentary
  • Personal
  • News Reporting

Uses on the left tend to tip the balance in favor of fair use.  The uses on the right tend to tip the balance

in favor of the copyright owner - in favor of seeking permission.  The uses in the middle are very beneficial:  they add weight to a fair use claim, either cumulatively, if you have other factors on the left in your favor, or by minimizing the importance of a commercial use.  Even commercial uses can be fair when they involve parody, criticism, and commentary.

FACTOR 2:  What is the nature of the work to be used?

  • Fact
  • A mixture of fact and imagination
  • Imaginative
  • Published
  • Commentary
  • Unpublished

Again, uses on the left tip the balance in favor of fair use.  Uses on the right tip the balance in favor of seeking permission.  But ere, uses in the middle tend to have little effect on the balance, sort of canceling out this factor entirely.

Which way is your balance tipping after assessing the first two factors?

FACTOR 3:  How much of the work will you use?

  • Small Amount
  • More than a small amount

This factor has its own peculiarities.  The general rule holds true (uses on the left tip the balance in favor of fair use; uses on the right tip the balance in favor of asking for permission), but if the first factor weighed in favor of fair use, you can use more of a work than if it weighed in favor of seeking permission.  A nonprofit use of a whole work will weigh somewhat against fair use.  A commercial use of a whole work would weigh significantly against fair use.

For example, a nonprofit educational institution may copy an entire article from a journal for students in a class as a fair use; but a commercial copy shop would need permission for the same copying.  Similarly, commercial publishers have stringent limitations on the length of quotations, while a student writing a paper for a class assignment could reasonably expect to include lengthier quotes.

Which way does your balance tip after assessing the first three factors?  The answer to this question will be important in the analysis of the fourth factor.

FACTOR 4:  If this kind of use were widespread, what effect would it have on the market for the original permissions?

  • Password protection; technological protection; limited time use
  • Proposed use is transformative and not merely duplicative (first factor)
  • Competes with (takes away sales from) the original
  • Original is out of print or otherwise unavailable
  • Copyright owner is unidentifiable
  • Avoids payment for permission (royalties) in an established permissions market
  • No ready market for permission

We are not confident that courts are likely to give educators a special break when they make hundreds of thousands of copies of materials for which permission is easily available.  Thus, you should discount the value of a good outcome on the first factor, except where the use is creatively transformative.

If there is a mature permissions market for purely duplicative uses, you should weigh the presence of such a market (on the right, above) strongly against fair use.  Where such a permissions market does not exist, a fair use claim is quite strong (illustrated by the points on the left.)  Similarly, if you are making a transformative use, even where there is a permissions market, such uses are likely fair.

Generally, transformative means using a work in a new way, serving a new market from the one the original was intended to serve, adding to it, using part of it in another work.  Using a small image of a poster to illustrate a time line is transformative; creating a parody of a song is transformative; scholarly criticism that quotes to illustrate a point is transformative; a mode’s glossy used in a news report is transformative.  But it’s not just a matter of finding a way, any way, to call making tons of copies transformative.  Yes, including an article with other articles in a group in some respect transforms the article because it’s in a new context.  Providing a scientific journal article to a student to read makes a different use of it than its author might have intended (he may have written only for other scholars).

But there is a little evidence that stretching the definition of transformative use in that way would be allowed.  It seems to have more to do with the overall social and economic impact of a decision either way—what will seem to the judge like the right thing to do in case in point.  Judges are not likely to mechanically do the fair use analysis and “see” how it comes out.  They are more likely to decide how it should come out and then they “do” the fair use analysis to justify their gut instincts.

What does your gut tell you about how the balance for your use is tipping after consideration of all four factors?

The Copyright Crash Course © 2001, Georgia K. Harper

Copyright Permission granted by Georgia K. Harper 1/08/2009

The Copyright Crash Course carries a Creative Commons License, allowing non-profit organizational use with attribution.

Adopted:         4/5/19

Amended:      

Reviewed:      

Intellectual Property

All copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights of TSBVI shall remain with the School at all times.

With legal review and advice of TSBVI’s General Counsel, the Superintendent has the authority to post works for hire (intellectual property of TSBVI created by TSBVI employees) to the TSBVI website and to grant various irrevocable Creative Commons Licenses [for non-commercial use with Attribution 4.0 International or other license types] to benefit the blind and visually impaired community and to promote the reputation and expertise of the School statewide, nationally and internationally.  The Superintendent shall adopt procedures to insure that such licenses will not have a detrimental financial impact on TSBVI.

Students

A student shall retain all rights to work created as part of instruction or using TSBVI technology resources.

Employees

School Ownership

As an agent of the TSBVI, an employee, including a student employee, shall not have rights to work he or she creates on school time or using TSBVI technology resources.  The School shall own any work or work product created by a TSBVI employee in the course and scope of his or her employment, including the right to obtain copyrights.

Employee Ownership

If the employee obtains a patent for such work, the employee shall grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual, royalty-free, schoolwide license to TSBVI for use of the patented work.  A TSBVI employee shall own any work or work product produced on his or her own time, away from his or her job and with personal equipment and materials, including the right to obtain patents or copyrights.

Permission

A school employee may apply to the Superintendent or designee to use TSBVI materials and equipment in his or her creative projects, provided the employee agrees either to grant to TSBVI a non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual, royalty-free, schoolwide license to use the work, or permits TSBVI to be listed as co-author or co-inventor if the School’s contribution to the work is substantial. TSBVI materials do not include student work, all rights to which are retained by the student.

Works Made for Hire

TSBVI may hire an independent contractor for specially commissioned work(s) under a written works-made-for-hire agreement that provides that the School shall own the work product created under the agreement, as permitted by copyright law. Independent contractors shall comply with copyright law in all works commissioned.

Return of Intellectual Property

Upon the termination of any person’s association with TSBVI, all permission to possess, receive, or modify the School’s intellectual property shall also immediately terminate.  All such persons shall return to the School all intellectual property, including but not limited to any copies, no matter how kept or stored, and whether directly or indirectly possessed by such person.

Copyright

Unless the proposed use of a copyrighted work is an exception under the “fair use” guidelines maintained by the Superintendent or designee, TSBVI shall require an employee or student to obtain a license or permission from the copyright holder before copying, modifying, displaying, performing, distributing, or otherwise employing the copyright holder’s work for instructional, curricular, or extracurricular purposes.  This policy does not apply to any work sufficiently documented to be in the public domain.

Fair Use

Employees who make copies or use copyrighted materials in their jobs shall be expected to be familiar with published provisions regarding fair use and public display and shall provide their supervisor, upon request, the justification under Section 107 or 110 of U.S.C. 17 for materials that have been used or copied. [See CY (EXHIBIT)]

Technology Use

All persons are prohibited from using school technology in violation of any law including copyright law.  Only appropriately licensed programs or software may be used with TSBVI technology resources.  No person shall use the District’s technology resources to post, publicize, or duplicate information in violation of copyright law.  The Board shall direct the Superintendent or designee to employ all reasonable measures to prevent the use of TSBVI technology resources in violation of the law.  All persons using TSBVI technology resources in violation of law shall lose user privileges in addition to other sanctions. [See CQ]

Electronic Media

Unless a license or permission is obtained, electronic media in the classroom, including motion pictures and other audiovisual works, must be used in the course of face-to-face teaching activities as defined by law.

Designated Agent

TSBVI shall designate its General Counsel to receive notification of alleged online copyright infringement and shall notify the U.S. Copyright Office of the designated agent’s identity.  The School shall include on its Website information on how to contact the School’s attorney and a copy of the TSBVI’s copyright policy.  Upon notification, the School’s attorney shall take all actions necessary to remedy any violation.  TSBVI shall provide the designated agent appropriate training and resources necessary to protect the School.

If a content owner reasonably believes that the School’s technology resources have been used to infringe upon a copyright, the owner may notify the School’s General Counsel.

Copyrighted Material

Copyright protection subsists in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.  Works of authorship include the following categories:

  1. Literary works;
  2. Musical works, including any accompanying words;
  3. Dramatic works, including any accompanying music;
  4. Pantomimes and choreographic works;
  5. Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;
  6. Motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
  7. Sound recordings; and
  8. Architectural works.

In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.

17 U.S.C. 102; United States Copyright Law, 17 U.S.C. 101–1332

Ownership of Copyright

Copyright in a work protected under United States Copyright Law vests initially in the author or authors of the work. The authors of a joint work are co-owners of copyright in the work.  17 U.S.C. 201(a)

Work for Hire

In the case of a work made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author for purposes of United States Copyright Law, and, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a written instrument signed by them, owns all of the rights comprised in the copyright.  17 U.S.C. 201(b)

A “work made for hire” is:

  1. A work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; or
  2. A work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution to a collective work, as a part of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, as a translation, as a supplementary work, as a compilation, as an instructional text, as a test, as answer material for a test, or as an atlas, if the parties expressly agree in a written instrument signed by them that the work shall be considered a work made for hire.

A “supplementary work” is a work prepared for publication as a secondary adjunct to a work by another author for the purpose of introducing, concluding, illustrating, explaining, revising, commenting upon, or assisting in the use of the other work, such as forewords, afterwards, pictorial illustrations, maps, charts, tables, editorial notes, musical arrangements, answer material for tests, bibliographies, appendixes, and indexes.

An “instructional text” is a literary, pictorial, or graphic work prepared for publication and with the purpose of use in systematic instructional activities.

17 U.S.C. 101

Transfer of Ownership

The ownership of a copyright may be transferred in whole or in part by any means of conveyance or by operation of law, and may be bequeathed by will or pass as personal property by the applicable laws of intestate succession.

Any of the exclusive rights comprised in a copyright, including any subdivision of any of the rights specified by 17 U.S.C. 106, may be transferred and owned separately.  The owner of any particular exclusive right is entitled, to the extent of that right, to all of the protection and remedies accorded to the copyright owner.

17 U.S.C. 201(d)

Registering a Copyright

At any time during the subsistence of the first term of copyright in any published or unpublished work in which the copyright was secured before January 1, 1978, and during the subsistence of any copyright secured on or after that date, the owner of copyright or of any exclusive right in the work  may obtain registration of the copyright claim by registering in accordance with 17 U.S.C. 408–409 and 708.  Such registration is not a condition of copyright protection.  17 U.S.C. 408(a)

Exclusive Rights

Employees of the School shall comply with the provisions of the United States Copyright Law.  Subject to certain specific exceptions, as stated below, the owner of a copyright has the exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, perform, or display the copyrighted work, or to authorize such reproduction, distribution, performance, or display by others.

The owner of a copyright has the exclusive rights:

  1. To reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;
  2. To prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
  3. To distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  4. In the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;
  5. In the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly; and
  6. In the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

17 U.S.C. 106; 107—122

Fair Use

An exception to the exclusive rights enjoyed by copyright owners is the doctrine of fair use.  The fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by 17 U.S.C. 106, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. The following factors shall be considered in determining fair use:

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is of a commercial nature, or for nonprofit educational purposes.
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work.
  3. The amount and importance of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole.
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work.

17 U.S.C. 107

Performances and Displays

Additional  exceptions related to performances or displays of a work by instructors or students, in the course of face-to-face teaching activities in a classroom or other similar place devoted to  non-profit education, unless in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images, is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under United States Copyright Law, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made.

17 U.S.C. 110

Guidelines

Employees who wish to use a copyrighted print material and sheet music shall follow the guidelines set forth in the "Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions" and "Guidelines for Educational Uses of Music" (See TSBVI Policy CY). These guidelines establish a minimum guaranteed fair use, not a maximum.  Any use which falls within these guidelines is a fair use; any use which exceeds these guidelines shall be judged by the four factors stated above and may be subject to challenge.  Any determination regarding whether a use which exceeds the guidelines is a fair use shall rest with an appropriate court of law.

Prohibitions

Notwithstanding the fair use guidelines, the following shall be prohibited:

  1. Copying of print materials and sheet music to create or replace or substitute for anthologies, compilations, or collective works. This prohibition against replacement or substitution applies whether copies of various works or excerpts are accumulated, or reproduced and used separately.
  2. Copying of or from works intended to be "consumable" in the course of study or teaching. These works include workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, test booklets, answer sheets, and like consumable material.

Copying shall not substitute for the purchase of books, publishers' reprints, or periodicals; be directed by higher authority; or be repeated with respect to the same item by the same teacher from term-to-term.

No charge shall be made to the student beyond the actual cost of the photocopying.

Additional prohibitions regarding the use of music are:

  1. Copying for the purpose of performance, except as permitted under the "Guidelines for Educational Use of Music."
  2. Copying for the purpose of substituting for the purchase of music, except as permitted under the "Guidelines for Educational Use of Music."
  3. Copying without inclusion of the copyright notice that appears on the printed copy.
Reference

“Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions" and "Guidelines for Educational Use of Music" contained in the historical note following 17 U.S.C. 107.

Broadcast Programs

Broadcast programs, including commercial and public television and radio, shall not be videotaped, or tape recorded, for reuse without permission, except within the following guidelines:

  1. A broadcast program may be recorded off-air simultaneously with broadcast transmission (including simultaneous cable retransmission) and retained by the School for a period not to exceed the first 45 consecutive calendar days after date of recording. At the end of that retention period, off-air recordings shall be erased or destroyed.
  2. Off-air recordings may be used once by individual teachers in the course of relevant teaching activities and repeated once only when instructional reinforcement is necessary during the first ten consecutive school days within the 45-calendar-day retention period. "School days" are actual days of instruction, excluding examination periods.
  3. Off-air recordings shall be made at the request of and used by individual teachers and shall not be regularly recorded in anticipation of requests. No broadcast program shall be recorded off-air more than once at the request of the same teacher, regardless of the number of times the program is broadcast.
  4. A limited number of copies may be reproduced from each off-air recording to meet the legitimate needs of teachers under these guidelines. Each such additional copy shall be subject to all provisions governing the original recording.  All copies of off-air recordings shall include the copyright notice of the broadcast program as recorded.
  5. After the first ten consecutive school days, off-air recordings may be used up to the end of the 45-calendar-day retention period only to determine whether or not to include the broadcast program in the teaching curriculum and shall not be used in the School for student exhibition or any other nonevaluative purpose without authorization.
  6. Off-air recordings need not be used in their entirety, but the recorded programs shall not be altered from their original content. Off-air recordings shall not be physically or electronically combined or merged to constitute teaching anthologies or compilations.

17 U.S.C. 107 historical note

Copyright Infringement

Anyone who violates any of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner or of the author as provided in 17 U.S.C. 106A(a) is an infringer of the copyright or right of the author.  The legal or beneficial owner of an exclusive right under a copyright is entitled, subject to the requirements of 17 U.S.C. 411, to institute an action for any infringement of that particular right committed while he or she is the owner of it.  17 U.S.C. 501(a)–(b)

Online Copyright Infringement

Limitation of Liability

To the extent that the School is a “service provider” (regarding online services) under 17 U.S.C. 512(k) and meets other conditions in 17 U.S.C. 512, the School shall not be liable for monetary relief or certain injunctive or other equitable relief, except as allowed under 17 U.S.C. 512(j), for copyright infringement in certain online services (transitory communications, system caching, storage of information on systems or networks at the instruction of users, and information location tools) provided by the District.  17 U.S.C. 512

Eligibility for Limitations on Liability

The limitations on liability established by 17 U.S.C. 512 shall apply to a service provider only if the service provider:

  1. Has adopted and reasonably implemented, and informs subscribers and account holders of the service provider’s system or network of, a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders of the service provider’s system or network who are repeat infringers; and
  2. Accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures. The term “standard technical measures” means technical measures that are used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works and:
    1. Have been develo

Trademarked Material

TSBVI protects all School and campus trademarks, including names, logos, mascots, and symbols, from unauthorized use.

Trademark

The term “trademark” includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, used by a person or which a person has a bona fide intention to use in commerce and applies to register on the principal register to identify and distinguish his or her goods, including a unique product, from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods, even if that source is unknown.

School-Related Use

TSBVI grants permission to students, student organizations, parent organizations and other school- affiliated school-support or booster organizations to use, without charge, TSBVI and campus trademarks to promote a group of students, an activity or event, a campus, or the School if the use is in furtherance of school-related business or activity.  The Superintendent or designee shall determine what constitutes use in furtherance of school-related business or activity and is authorized to revoke permission if the use is improper or does not conform to administrative regulations.

Public Use

Members of the general public, outside organizations, vendors, commercial manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers shall not use TSBVI trademarks without the written permission of the Superintendent or designee.  Any production of merchandise with TSBVI trademarks for sale or distribution must be pursuant to a trademark licensing agreement and may be subject to the payment of royalties.

Any individual, organization, or business that uses TSBVI trade-marks without appropriate authorization shall be subject to legal action.

Service Mark

The term “service mark” means any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, used by a person or which a person has a bona fide intention to use in commerce and applies to register on the principal register to identify and distinguish the services of one person, including a unique service, from the services of others and to indicate the source of the services, even if that source is unknown. Titles, character names, and other distinctive features of radio or television programs may be registered as service marks notwithstanding that they, or the programs, may advertise the goods of the sponsor.

Certification Mark

The term “certification mark” means any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, used by a person other than its owner or which its owner has a bona fide intention to permit a person other than the owner to use in commerce and files an application to register on the principal register to certify regional or other origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, or other characteristics of such person’s goods or services or that the work or labor on the goods or services was performed by members of a union or other organization.

Collective Mark

The term “collective mark” means a trademark or service mark used by the members of a cooperative, an association, or other collective group or organization or which such cooperative, association, or other collective group or organization has a bona fide intention to use in commerce and applies to register on the principal register and includes marks indicating membership in a union, an association, or other organization.

15 U.S.C. 1127

Registering a Mark

Trademarks, service marks, collective marks, and certification marks may be registered in accordance with the Trademark Act of 1946, 15 U.S.C. 1051–1142. 15 U.S.C. 1051–1054

Assignment of a Mark

A registered mark or a mark for which an application to register has been filed shall be assignable with the good will of the business in which the mark is used, or with that part of the good will of the business connected with the use of and symbolized by the mark in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 1060. 15 U.S.C. 1060(a)(1).

Liability

Any person shall be liable in a civil action by the registrant for the remedies provided in 15 U.S.C. 1114 if the person, without the consent of the registrant:

  1. Uses in commerce any reproduction, counterfeit, copy, or colorable imitation of a registered mark in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of any goods or services on or in connection with which such use is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive; or
  2. Reproduces, counterfeits, copies or colorably imitates a registered mark and applies such reproduction, counterfeit, copy or colorable imitation to labels, signs, prints, packages, wrappers, receptacles or advertisements intended to be used in commerce upon or in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of goods or services on or in connection with which such use is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.

Under item 2 above, the registrant shall not be entitled to recover profits or damages unless the acts have been committed with knowledge that such imitation is intended to be used to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.

15 U.S.C. 1114(1)

Note:  Further information regarding trademarks can be found on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website.

Patents

Invention

The term “invention” means invention or discovery.  35 U.S.C. 100(a)

Process

The term “process” means process, art or method, and includes a new use of a known process,

machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or material.  35 U.S.C. 100(b)

Obtaining a Patent

Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement, may obtain a patent, subject to the conditions and requirements of 35 U.S.C. 1-376. 35 U.S.C. 101.

Assignment of Patent

Applications for patent, patents, or any interest therein, shall be assignable in law by an instrument in writing.  The applicant, patentee, or his assigns or legal representatives may in like manner grant and convey an exclusive right under his application for patent, or patents, to the whole or any specified part of the United States. 35 U.S.C. 261.

Infringement of Patents

Except as otherwise provided in 35 U.S.C. 1-376, whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States, or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent, infringes the patent.

Whoever actively induces infringement of a patent shall be liable as an infringer.

Whoever offers to sell or sells within the United States or imports into the United States a component of a patented machine, manufacture, combination, or composition, or a material or apparatus for use in practicing a patented process, constituting a material part of the invention, knowing the same to be especially made or especially adapted for use in an infringement of such patent, and not a staple article or commodity of commerce suitable for substantial noninfringing use, shall be liable as a contributory infringer.

35 U.S.C. 271(a)–(c)

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Note:  Further information regarding patents can be found on USPTO website.
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U.S. Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov

USPTO  on Trademarks:  https://www.uspto.gov/trademark

USPTO on Patents:  https//www.uspto.gov/patent

Adopted:         11/7/80

Amended:       9/29/89, 1/26/96, 11/22/02, 4/5/19

Reviewed:

GRANTS AND AWARDS

The Superintendent shall be authorized to:

  1. Apply, on behalf of the Board, for any and all federal and state grants and awards as deemed appropriate for TSBVI’s operations;
  2. Approve commitment of School funds for matching, cost sharing, cooperative, or jointly funded projects up to the amounts specifically allowed under the TSBVI budget approved by the Board; and
  3. Approve grant and award amendments as necessary.

TSBVI shall comply with all requirements for state and federal grants and awards imposed by law, the awarding agency, or an applicable pass-through entity. The Superintendent shall develop and enforce financial management systems, internal control procedures, procurement procedures, and other administrative procedures as needed to provide reasonable assurance that the School is complying with requirements for state and federal grants and awards.

[See CBB]

FEDERAL AWARDS

Conflict of Interest

Each employee, Board member, or agent of TSBVI who is engaged in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by a federal grant or award and who has a potential conflict of interest as defined at Code of Federal Regulations, title 2, section 200.318, shall disclose to the School, in writing, any conflict that meets the disclosure threshold in Chapter 572 of the Government Code [See CBB]

In addition, each employee, Board member, or agent of the School shall comply with any other conflict of interest requirements imposed by the granting agency or a pass-through entity.

For purposes of this policy “immediate family member” shall have the same meaning as “family members” as described in Chapter 176 of the Government Code. [See BBFA]

For purposes of this policy, “partner” shall have the same meaning as defined in Business Organizations Code Chapter 1, Subchapter A.

An employee, Board member, or agent of the School who is required to disclose a conflict in accordance with the provisions above shall not participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by a federal grant or award.

Gifts and Gratuities

Employees, Board members, and agents of TSBVI shall not solicit any gratuities, favors, or items from a contractor or a party to a subcontract for a federal grant or award and shall not accept:

  1. Any single item with a value at or above $50; or
  2. Items from a single contractor or subcontractor that have an aggregate monetary value exceeding $100 in a 12-month period.

[See BBFA, BBFB, CBB, DBD. In the event of a violation of these requirements, see DH]

Adopted:    11/16/18

Amended:

Reviewed:

SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM

For students enrolled in the School who are eligible (at least 10%) for free meals breakfasts and lunch under the national school breakfast and national school lunch programs provided for by the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773), the Board shall participate in the national school breakfast and lunch programs and extend its benefits to all eligible students in the School.  TSBVI shall offer a free breakfast and lunch to each student within the parameters issued by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) identification of TSBVI as a Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI).  Texas Education Code 33.901 

SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAM 

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has declared TSBVI exempt from this summer program and no annual waivers are required to be filed.  As a contracting entity of the Texas Department of Agriculture that is a Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI), TSBVI is permanently exempt. 

“Summer nutrition program” means the Summer Food Service Program under 42 U.S.C. 1761.  The term includes the seamless summer option under 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(8).  Agriculture Code 12.0029

Adopted:         4/6/18                         
Amended:      
Reviewed:      

Security Personnel

TSBVI employs security personnel to carry out the provisions of Education Code Chapter 37, Subchapter C, relating to law and order.

Jurisdiction

The TSBVI Board shall determine the jurisdiction of security personnel, which may include all territory in the boundaries of the School and all property outside the boundaries of the School that is owned, leased, or rented by or otherwise under the control of TSBVI.

Adopted:         4/6/18
Amended:      
Reviewed:      

Notification of Criminal History

A person or business entity that enters into a contract with TSBVI must give notice to TSBVI if the person or an owner or operator of the business entity has been convicted of a felony.  The School may terminate a contract with a person or business entity if the School determines that the person or business entity failed to give such notice or misrepresented the conduct resulting in the conviction.  TSBVI must compensate the person or business entity for services performed before the termination of the contract.  Education Code 44.034

Criminal History—Certain Contractor Employees

Contractor Responsibilities 

Employed Before January 1, 2008

An entity that contracts with the School; to provide services and any subcontractor of the entity shall obtain from any law enforcement or criminal justice agency or a private entity that is a consumer reporting agency governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C.  Section 1681 et seq.), all criminal history record information that relates to an employee of the entity who is employed before January 1, 2008, and who is not subject to a national criminal history record information review under Education Code 22.0834(b) if: 

  1. The employee has continuing duties related to the contracted services; and
  2. The employee has direct contact with students.

Education Code 22.0834(g)

Employment Offered on or After January 1, 2008

A person who, on or after January 1, 2008, is offered employment by an entity that contracts with TSBVI or any subcontractor of the entity must submit to a national criminal history record information review if:

  1. The employee or applicant has or will have continuing duties related to the contracted services; and
  2. The employee or applicant has or will have direct contact with students.

The person must submit to the review before being employed or serving in a capacity described above.

An entity contracting with TSBVI and any subcontractor of the entity shall obtain all criminal history record information that relates to a person described above through the criminal history clearinghouse as provided by Government Code 411.0845.

A contracting entity shall require that a subcontracting entity obtain all criminal history record information that relates to a person described above.

Education Code 22.0834(a), (b), (d), (l) 

Education Code 22.0834 does not apply to a contracting entity, subcontracting entity, or other person subject to Education Code 22.08341[See Criminal History—Certain Public Works Contractors, below] Education Code 22.0834(a-1)

Certification to TSBVI

The entity and any subcontractor of the entity shall certify to TSBVI that it received all of the criminal history record information required above.  The entity and any subcontractor of the entity shall also certify that it will take reasonable steps to ensure that the conditions or precautions that have resulted in a determination that any person is not a covered contract employee continue to exist throughout the time that the contracted services are provided.   Education Code 22.0834(d), (l); 22 TAC 153.1117(c)(5)

A subcontracting entity must certify to TSBVI and the contracting entity that the subcontracting entity has obtained all criminal history record information that relates to an employee described above at “Employment Offered On or After January 1, 2008”, and has obtained similar written certifications from the subcontracting entity’s subcontractors.  Education Code 22.0834(n)

A contracting entity and any subcontractor of the entity shall provide TSBVI, at its request, the information necessary for the School to obtain criminal history record information for all covered contract employees.  22 TAC 153.1117(c)(4)

A contracting entity complies with the requirements of this section if the contracting entity obtains a written statement from each subcontracting entity certifying that the subcontracting entity has obtained the required criminal history record information for employees of the subcontracting entity and the subcontracting entity has obtained certification from each of the subcontracting entity’s subcontractors.  Education Code 22.0834(m)

Disqualifying Conviction

A contracting or subcontracting entity may not permit a person described above at “Employment Offered On or After January 1, 2008”, to provide services at a school if the employee has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense that would prevent a person from being employed under Education Code 22.085(a).  Education Code 22.0834(o) 

A service contractor shall not permit a covered contract employee to provide services at TSBVI if the employee has a disqualifying conviction under Education Code 22.085.  22 TAC 153.1117(c)(6)

TSBVI may not allow a covered contract employee to serve at the School if the School obtains information through a criminal history record information review that the covered contract employee has a disqualifying conviction under Education Code 22.085.  The School may adopt a stricter standard.  22 TAC 153.1117(b)(3)

TSBVI Responsibilities

TSBVI may obtain from any law enforcement or criminal justice agency all criminal history record information that relates to a person described above at “Employment Offered On or After January 1, 2008”.  Education Code 22.0834(h)

TSBVI may obtain the criminal history record information of a person described above at “Employment Offered On or After January 1, 2008”, through the criminal history clearinghouse as provided by Government Code 411.0845.  Education Code 22.0834(e)

Certification from Contractor 

TSBVI shall ensure that each of its service contractors certify that the service contractor has obtained all required criminal history record information for covered contract employees.  22 TAC 153.1117(b)(1)

SBEC Notification

Pursuant to 19 Administrative Code 249.14(d)(1), if TSBVI obtains information that a covered contract employee who holds a certificate issued by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has a reported criminal history, the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee shall notify SBEC of that criminal history within seven calendar days of the date that information is obtained.  19 TAC 153.1117(b)(4) [See DHB(LEGAL)] 

Emergency Exception to Criminal History Check

In the event of an emergency, TSBVI may allow a covered contract employee to enter the School’s property, without the required criminal history record information review, if the person is accompanied by a TSBVI employee.  TSBVI may adopt rules regarding an emergency situation.  Education Code 22.0834(f); 19 TAC 153.1117(b)(2)

Definitions

“Contracting Entity”

A “contracting entity” is an entity that contracts directly with a TSBVI to provide services to the School.  Education Code 22.0834(p)(1) 

“Subcontracting Entity”

A “subcontracting entity” is an entity that contracts with another entity that is not a school to provide services to TSBVI.  Education Code 22.0834(p)(2)

“Service Contractor”

A “service contractor” is an entity, including a government entity and an individual independent contractor, that contracts or agrees with TSBVI by written agreement or verbal understanding to provide services through individuals who receive compensation.  However, when conducting an investigation or intervention regarding an alleged crime or act of child abuse on a school campus, a law enforcement agency or the Department of Family and Protective Services is not a contracting entity, and the investigator or intervener is not a covered contract employee.  19 TAC 153.1101(10)

“Continuing Duties Related to Contracted Services”

“Continuing duties related to contracted services” are work duties that are performed pursuant to a contract to provide services to TSBVI on a regular, repeated basis rather than infrequently or one-time only.  19 TAC 153.1101(2)

“Covered Contract Employee”

A “covered contract employee” is an individual who:                                                          

  1. Is employed or offered employment by a service contractor or a subcontractor of a service contractor, is an individual independent contractor of the School or is an individual subcontractor of a service contractor;
  2. Has or will have continuing duties related to the contracted services;
  3. Has or will have direct contact with students; and
  4. Is not a student of (or enrolled in) TSBVI for which the services are performed. 

19 TAC 153.1101(3)

“Direct Contact with Students”

“Direct contact with students” is the contact that results from activities that provide substantial opportunity for verbal or physical interaction with students that is not supervised by a certified educator or other professional TSBVI employee.  Contact with students that results from services that do not provide substantial opportunity for unsupervised interaction with a student or students, such as addressing an assembly, officiating a sports contest, or judging an extracurricular event, is not, by itself, direct contact with students.  However, direct contact with students does result from any activity that provides substantial opportunity for unsupervised contact with students, which might include, without limitation, the provision of coaching, tutoring, or other services to students.  19 TAC 153.1101(7)

Note:   See DBAA for definitions and provisions regarding confidentiality, consumer credit reports, records retention, and criminal history record checks of employees.

Criminal History—Certain Public Works Contractors

Applicability

The following provisions apply to a person who is not an applicant for a holder of a certificate under Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapter B, and who is employed by a contracting or subcontracting entity on a project to design, construct, alter, or repair a public work if the person has or will have:

  1. Continuing duties related to the contracted services; and
  2. The opportunity for direct contact with students in connection with the person’s continuing duties.

Education Code 22.08341(b)

If a contracting or subcontracting entity determines that the conditions at Applicability do not apply to an employee, the entity shall make a reasonable effort to ensure that the conditions or precautions that resulted in that determination continue to exist throughout the time the contracted services are provided.  Education Code 22.08341(i)

Certification to TSBVI

The contracting entity or subcontracting entity that employs a person described at Applicability, above, shall:

  1. Send or ensure that the person sends to the Department of Public Safety information that is required for obtaining national criminal history record information, which may include fingerprints and photographs;
  2. Obtain all criminal history record information that relates to the person through the criminal history clearinghouse as provided by Government Code 411.0845; and
  3. Certify to the School or contracting entity, as applicable, that the contracting entity or subcontracting entity that employs the person has received all criminal history record information relating to the person.

A contracting entity shall certify to the School that it has obtained written certification from any subcontracting entity that the subcontracting entity has complied with the above as it relates to the subcontracting entity’s employees.

Education Code 22.08341(e), (f)

TSBVI Responsibilities

TSBVI may directly obtain the criminal history record information of a person described above through the criminal history clearinghouse.  Education Code 22.08341(h)

Disqualifying Conviction

A contracting or subcontracting entity may not permit an employee to provide services at an instructional facility if the employee, during the preceding 30 years, was convicted of any of the following offenses and the victim was under 18 years of age or was enrolled in a public school:

  1. A felony offense under Penal Code Title 5;
  2. An offense on conviction of which a defendant is required to register as a sex offender; or
  3. An offense under the laws of another state or federal law that is equivalent to 1 or 2. 

Education Code 22.08341(d)

Emergency

In the event of an emergency, TSBVI may allow a person described at “Applicability”, above, to enter an instructional facility if the person is accompanied by a School employee.  TSBVI may adopt a policy regarding an emergency for purposes of this provision.  Education Code 22.08341(j)

Definitions

“Contracting Entity”

“Contracting entity” means an entity that contracts directly with TSBVI to provide engineering, architectural, or construction services to the School.

“Instructional Facility”

“Instructional facility” has the meaning assigned by Education Code 46.001. 

“Subcontracting Entity”

“Subcontracting entity” means an entity that contracts with another entity that is not the School to provide engineering, architectural, or construction services to TSBVI.   

Education Code 22.08341(a)

Direct Contact with Students

A person does not have the opportunity for direct contact with students if:

  1. The public work does not involve the construction, alteration, or repair of an instructional facility;
  2. For a public work that involves construction of a new instructional facility, the person’s duties related to the contracted services will be completed not later than the seventh day before the first date the facility will be used for instructional purposes; or
  3. For a public work that involves an existing instructional facility,
    1. The public work area contains sanitary facilities and is separate from all areas used by students by a secure barrier fence that is not less than six feet in height; and
    2. The contracting entity adopts a policy prohibiting employees, including subcontracting entity employees, from interacting with students or entering areas used by students, informs employees of the policy, and enforces the policy at the public work area.

Education Code 22.08341(c)

Contractors Providing Transportation Services 

Except as provided below at “Commercial Transportation Company”, a School that contracts with a person for transportation services TSBVI shall obtain from any law enforcement or criminal justice agency all criminal history record information that relates to a person employed for transportation services by the person as a bus driver or a person the person intends to employ an applicant as a bus driver.  A person who contracts with TSBVI to provide transportation services shall submit to the School the name and other identification data required to obtain the criminal history record information of such persons.  If TSBVI obtains information that such a person has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, the School shall inform the chief personnel officer of the person with whom TSBVI has contracted, and the person may not employ that person to drive a bus on which students are transported without the permission of the board.  Education Code 22.084(a)–(b)

Commercial Transportation Company

A commercial transportation company that contracts with TSBVI to provide transportation services may obtain from any law enforcement or criminal justice agency all criminal history record information that relates to a person employed by the company as a bus driver, bus monitor, or bus aide, or a person the company intends to employ in one of these positions.  If the company obtains criminal history record information indicating that a person it employs or intends to employ has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, the company may not employ that person to drive or to serve as a bus monitor or bus aide on a bus on which students are transported without the permission of the board of TSBVI.  If the commercial transportation company obtains the criminal history record information, TSBVI is not required to do the same.  Education Code 22.084(c)–(d)

Adopted:         4/6/18

Amended:       

Reviewed:       

Employment Assistance Prohibited

TSBVI receives Title I funds so it shall have policies that prohibit any individual who is a school employee, contractor, or agent, or a district, from assisting a school contractor or agent in obtaining a new job, apart from the routine transmission of administrative and personnel files, if the individual or School knows, or has probable cause to believe, that such contractor or agent engaged in sexual misconduct regarding a minor or student in violation of the law.

This requirement shall not apply if the information giving rise to probable cause has been properly reported to a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the alleged misconduct; and has been properly reported to any other authorities as required by federal, state, or local law, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.) and the implementing regulations under Part 106 of Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, or any succeeding regulations; and:

  1. The matter has been officially closed or the prosecutor or police with jurisdiction over the alleged misconduct has investigated the allegations and notified school officials that there is insufficient information to establish probable cause that the contractor or agent engaged in sexual misconduct regarding a minor or student in violation of the law;
  2. The contractor or agent has been charged with and acquitted or otherwise exonerated of the alleged misconduct; or 
  3. The case or investigation remains open and there have been no charges filed against, or indictment of, the contractor or agent within four years of the date on which the information was reported to a law enforcement agency. 

20 U.S.C. 7926 [See also DC]

Adopted:         4/6/18

Amended:

Reviewed:

Note:  The following is an index of website posting requirements that are addressed in the legal reference material of the policy manual.  The list is not all-inclusive.  The list does not address postings that are required in response to a specific incident or postings required under special circumstances.

REQUIRED INTERNET POSTINGS

State Agency Postings 

In its role as a state agency, TSBVI shall post the following on its website: 

  1. Agency Internal Audit Plan and Internal Audit Annual Report
  2. Employee emergency leave policy
  3. Agency Strategic Plan and Report on Customer Service
  4. Legislative Appropriations Request
  5. Annual Operating Budget
  6. Contracts for the purchase of goods or services from a private vendor
  7. Purchasing accountability and risk analysis procedure
  8. Gifts, grants and donations for employee salary supplements

School District Postings

School districts in Texas are required to post certain information on their Internet web sites.  TSBVI shall post the following on its website:

  1. The Annual Report describing the educational performance of the School. The report shall include the School's performance objectives, progress toward these objectives, and any supplemental information as determined by the School's Governing Board.
  2. The Annual Improvement Plan.
  3. Policies, procedures and statements regarding activities to support student health, under Education Code 28.004. [See BDF]
  4. Board notices of board meetings and the agenda for board meetings under Government Code 551.053 and 551.056.
  5. The minutes of the last regular board meeting if the minutes reflect that a trustee is deficient in meeting the trustee’s training requirement, under Education Code 11.159(b). [See BBD]
  6. The annual federal report card under 20 U.S.C. 6311(h)(2).
  7. TSBVI’s energy usage information on a publicly accessible Internet Web site with an interface designed for ease of navigation, if available, under Government Code 2265.001. [See CL]
  8. Board employment policies, including those under Education Code 21.204(d). [See DCB]
  9. Information about required and recommended immunizations and procedures for claiming an exemption from immunization requirements, under Education Code 38.019. [See FFAB]
  10. The procedure for reporting bullying established by the School’s bullying policy, under Education Code 37.0832(e).  [See FFI]
  11. The conflicts disclosure statements and questionnaires under Local Government Code 176.009. [See BBFA, CHE]
  12. A summary of its proposed budget concurrently with publication of the proposed budget under Education Code 44.0041. [See CE]
  13. TSBVI’s adopted budget on the School website until the third anniversary of the date the budget was adopted, under Education Code 44.0051. [See CE]
  14. TSBVI’s annual financial report under Local Government Code 140.008 on its website until the School posts the next financial report, or, as an alternative, the School may post a link to the comptroller’s website where the School’s financial information may be viewed. [See CFA]
  15. Contact information for the School’s main office, including the physical address, the mailing address, the main telephone number, and an e-mail address, under Local Government Code 140.008(f)(2). [See CFA]
  16. The transition and employment guide for students enrolled in special education programs and their parents in order to provide information on statewide services and programs that assist in the transition to life outside the public school system, under Education Code 29.0112. [See EHBAD]
  17. Annually, any agreement between the School and a public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program, under Education Code 28.009(b-2). [See EHDD]
  18.  Information from TEA under Education Code 28.02121 explaining the advantages of the distinguished level of achievement and each endorsement. [See EIF]
  19. The date the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered and the date any college advance placement tests will be administered, under Education Code 29.916. [See EK]
  20. A district that receives funds under Title I, Part A shall post on its website information on each assessment required by the state to comply with 20 U.S.C. 6311, other assessments required by the state, and the assessments required school wide, under 20 U.S.C. 6312(e)(2)(B). [See EKB]
  21. Information regarding local programs and services, including charitable programs and services available to assist homeless students, under Education Code 33.906.
  22. A notice regarding TSBVI’s ability to refuse entry or eject certain persons under Education Code 37.105, including the appeal process. [See GKA

OPTIONAL INTERNET POSTINGS

Districts that maintain an Internet Web site may post certain information.  TSBVI may post the following:

  1. A campus intervention team may give the required notice of the public meeting for input prior to the development of a targeted improvement plan fifteen days prior to the meeting by way of the School website, under 19 Administrative Code 97.1061(d)(3)(A)(ii). [See AIB]
  2. The board may broadcast an open meeting over the Internet, under Government Code 551.128. [See BE]
  3. Notice of a vacant position for which a certificate or license is required may be provided by posting the position on TSBVI’s Internet Web site, as well as on a bulletin board, under Education Code 11.1513. [See DC]
  4. A current copy of the procedural safeguards notice regarding special education and related services, under 34 C.F.R. 300.504(b). [See EHBAE]
  5. Annual notice to the parent of each student enrolled in grade 9 or above of the availability of programs under which a student may earn college credit, under Education Code 28.010. [See EHDD]

“GEOSPATIAL DATA PRODUCTS”

“Geospatial data product” means a document, computer file, or Internet website that contains geospatial data; a map; or information about a service involving geospatial data or a map. Gov’t Code 2051.101(1)

TSBVI shall include a notice on each geospatial data product that:

  1. Is created or hosted by TSBVI;
  2. Appears to represent property boundaries; and
  3. Was not produced using information from an on-the-ground survey conducted by or under the supervision of a registered professional land surveyor or land surveyor authorized to perform surveys under laws in effect when the survey was conducted.

The notice must be in substantially the following form: “This product is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries.”

The notice may include language further defining the limits of liability of a geospatial data product producer; apply to a geospatial data product that contains more than one map; or for a notice that applies to a geospatial data product that is or is on an Internet website, be included on a separate page that requires the person accessing the website to agree to the terms of the notice before accessing the geospatial data product. 

Gov’t Code 2051.102

Exemption

TSBVI is not required to include the notice on a geospatial data product that:

  1. Does not contain a legal description, a property boundary monument, or the distance and direction of a property line;
  2. Is prepared only for use as evidence in a legal proceeding;
  3. Is filed with the clerk of any court’ or
  4. Is filed with the county clerk. 

Gov’t Code 2051.103

Adopted:         9/20/13
Amended:       4/6/18
Reviewed:

PolicyTitleUpdate
Index   08/26/94, 09/29/95, 11/17/95, 3/22/96, 5/24/96, 9/27/96, 11/15/96, 1/24/97, 5/23/97, 9/26/97, 11/14/97, 1/23/98, 3/31/98, 5/21/98, 11/6/98, 3/30/99, 11/19/99, 1/24/02, 3/26/02, 11/22/02, 1/31/03, 3/21/03, 5/28/03, 11/21/03, 1/30/04, 3/26/04, 11/19/04, 1/26/05 (SH) , 2/1/05, 4/1/05, 5/25/05, 11/18/05, 1/27/06 3/24/06, 7/28/06, 9/22/06, 1/17/06, 1/26/07, 3/23/07, 5/23/07, 7/23/07, 9/28/07, 11/16/07, 1/25/08, 3/28/08, 6/4/08, 9/26/08, 11/21/08, 1/23/09, 4/3/09, 9/25/09, 11/20/09, 1/22/10, 4/9/10, 6/2/10, 11/19/10, 1/28/11, 11/9/12, 1/25/13, 11/8/13, 9/20/13, 1/31/14, 6/4/14, 11/21/14, 4/10/15, 6/3/15, 8/7/15,11/20/15, 1/29/2016, 6/3/2016, 9/20/16, 11/18/16, 9/29/17, 4/6/18, 6/1/18,11/16/18, 1/25/19, 4/5/19, 5/31/19, 8/9/19, 11/15/19
CB CB (TSBVI) – STATE AND FEDERAL REVENUE SOURCES  Adopted 11/16/18
CBA STATE AND FEDERAL REVENUE SOURCES: STATE Amended 4/6/18
CBB STATE AND FEDERAL REVENUE SOURCES: FEDERAL Amended 5/31/19
CDA(TSBVI) OTHER REVENUES: INVESTMENTS Amended 11/15/19
CDB OTHER REVENUES: SALE, EXCHANGE, OR LEASE OF SCHOOL-OWNED PROPERTY Reviewed: 6/3/15
CDC OTHER REVENUES: GIFTS AND SOLICITATIONS Amended 6/1/18
CDCA OTHER REVENUES: GIFTS AND DONATIONS: LEGACY FUND Amended: 4/10/15
CE ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET Amended 6/1/18
CF ACCOUNTING Deleted 6/3/15
CFA ACCOUNTING: FINANCIAL REPORTS AND STATEMENTS Amended 5/31/19
CFB ACCOUNTING INVENTORIES Amended 8/7/15
CFC ACCOUNTING: AUDITS Amended: 11/15/19
CFCA INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER Amended 9/29/17
CFDA ACCOUNTING: SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUND MANAGEMENT Reviewed 1/29/16
CFDB Accounting: Student Trust Fund Reviewed 1/29/16
CFE ACCOUNTING: PAYROLL PROCEDURES Reviewed 1/29/16
CFEA PAYROLL PROCEDURES: SALARY DEDUCTIONS Amended 1/29/16
CFG ACCOUNTING: CASH RECEIVED FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES Reviewed 1/29/16
CG BONDED EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS Reviewed 1/29/16
CH PURCHASING AND ACQUISITION Amended 1/25/19
CHB PURCHASING AND ACQUISITION: PETTY CASH ACCOUNT Amended 6/1/18
CHC PURCHASING Deleted 1/25/19
CHF PURCHASING AND ACQUISITION: PAYMENT PROCEDURES Amended 6/1/18
CJ CONTRACTED SERVICES Adopted: 4/6/18
CJA CONTRACTED SERVICES: CRIMINAL HISTORY Adopted: 4/6/18
CK SAFETY PROGRAM/RISK MANAGEMENT Amended: 4/6/18
CK-E MULTIHAZARD EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN:  SAFETY AND SECURITY AUDIT Adopted 5/31/19
CKA SAFETY PROGRAM: INSPECTIONS Amended 6/1/18
CKB SAFETY PROGRAM/RISK MANAGEMENT: ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND REPORTS Amended: 4/6/18
CKC SAFETY PROGRAM/RISK MANAGEMENT: EMERGENCY PLANS Amended: 4/6/18
CKD SAFETY PROGRAM/RISK MANAGEMENT: EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES Amended: 4/6/18
CKE SAFETY PROGRAM/RISK MANAGEMENT: SECURITY PERSONNEL Adopted: 4/6/18
CKF RISK MANAGEMENT Amended: 3/26/04
CKFB RISK MANAGEMENT: RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM Amended 5/31/19
CL BUILDING, GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT Amended:4/6/18
CLA BUILDINGS, GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT: SECURITY Amended: 11/19/10
CLB BUILDING, GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT: MAINTENANCE Amended: 11/20/09
CLC BUILDING, PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT: TRAFFIC AND PARKING CONTROLS Amended: 11/16/18
CLD BUILDING, GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT: NAMES OF TSBVI BUILDINGS Amended: 3/21/03
CLE BUILDING, GROUNDS AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT: FLAG DISPLAYS Reviewed 6/3/2016
CMD EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES MANAGEMENT: INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS CARE AND ACCOUNTING Amended: 11/16/18
CNA TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT: STUDENT TRANSPORTATION Amended: 1/25/19
CNB TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT: SCHOOL-OWNED VEHICLES Amended: 4/6/18
CNC TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT: TRANSPORTATION SAFETY Amended: 1/25/19
CO FOOD SERVICES MANAGEMENT Amended: 4/6/18
COA FOOD SERVICES MANAGEMENT: FOOD PURCHASING Amended: 4/6/18
COB FOOD SERVICES MANAGEMENT: FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE FOOD PROGRAM Adopted: 4/6/18
COD CANTEEN OPERATION AND CONTROL Amended: 1/28/11
CPAB OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS: MAIL AND DELIVERY Adopted 6/1/18
CPC (TSBVI) OFFICE MANAGEMENT: RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Amended: 8/9/19
CQ Technology Resources Amended 4/6/18
CQA TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES: TSBVI AND CLASSSROOM WEBSITES Amended 4/6/18
CRB BOARD MEMBER AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT STAFF LIABILITY INSURANCE AND FOR WORKSITES WHERE STUDENTS VOLUNTEER
Amended: 11/16/18
CRD INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES MANAGEMENT: HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE Reviewed: 11/16/18
CRE INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES MANAGEMENT: WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE Reviewed: 11/16/18
CRF INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES MANAGEMENT: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Amended 6/1/18
CRG INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES MANAGEMENT: DEFERRED COMPENSATION AND ANNUITIES Reviewed: 11/16/18
CS FACILITY STANDARDS Reviewed: 4/3/09
CV FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION Reviewed 11/16/18
CY (TSBVI) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Amended 4/5/19
CY-E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (EXHIBIT) Adopted 4/5/19